Month: April 2007

The 9 Deadly Sins of Hiring and Recruiting (Part 1)

A top employment lawyer has listed 9 huge mistakes to avoid in hiring and recruiting. Today, the first four. Tomorrow, the rest. You’ve probably heard the old expression, “the 7 deadly sins.” Well, that doesn’t apply to hiring and recruiting. That’s because we have it on good authority that, in hiring, there are 9 such […]

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Product Recall

LITIGATION VALUE: $45,000 Creed’s actions in setting up Debbie Brown to be fired for his mistake were not, in and of themselves, illegal. And, if Dunder Mifflin acted in good faith when it fired Debbie, then it probably didn’t do anything illegal either. At least not on the facts in this episode. Employees can be […]

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Does HR Outsourcing Make Sense for Your Organization?

By BLR Founder and CEO Bob Brady Outsourcing need not be the menace to HR it’s often made out to be. Here are some facts and fictions about it. Few topics have generated as much heat in recent years as HR outsourcing. A lot of it comes from the fact that “experts” have counseled employers […]

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Wellness Programs: Small Companies May Actually Do Better than Corporate Giants

Citing greater participation rates and easier implementation, a wellness consultant thinks small companies have the edge in implementing wellness programs. If you’ve been keeping up with business news, you know that Toyota Motor Company has just become the biggest maker of motor vehicles in the world. Toyota is stepping out in another way as well […]

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Employee Leave: SF Proposes Paid Sick Leave Regulations

On Feb. 5, 2007, San Francisco’s landmark paid sick leave ordinance (adopted as Chapter 12W of the San Francisco Administrative Code) took effect, providing paid sick leave for full- and part-time employees working in the City and County of San Francisco.

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Youth Workers: Stricter Child Labor Rules May Be on the Way

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it intends to make big changes to child labor provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL has released a proposal that would strengthen existing youth employment regulations to protect against workplace hazards and expand certain youth workplace opportunities that have been judged safe and […]

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New HIPAA Regulations Welcome Wellness Programs

Under HIPAA, it’s been very difficult to run a company wellness program – until now. If there has been one constant theme in government employment regulations, it’s the battle against discrimination. Anything that even hints at bias is absolutely prohibited, even to the point, some feel, of being counterproductive. Such has been the case with […]

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Reap the Benefits of an Employee Benefits Survey

Unless you know what other companies like yours pay in benefits, you truly don’t know what to pay. Research like BLR’ s 2007 Survey of Employee Benefits will tell you. A recent Daily Advisor noted the cost of paid time off to business had risen to equal that of healthcare, and that each of these […]

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Just How Does HR Feel About Itself? Survey Says …

A survey of HR pros about their own profession found them well paid, but under-respected, empowered but challenged, and frustrated, drained, and tired even as they start the day. HR Daily Advisor goes out to about 100,000 HR professionals each morning. Now, thanks to a survey by the opinion research consulting company, Discovery Surveys, Inc. […]

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